The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 80 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 8 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.92% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.40% 0.57% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Average salary £52,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
MPLS
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
182 176 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 21.04% 19.28% 27.99%
Number of salaries quoted 138 148 205
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Southampton

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (95.45%) BGP
3 17 (77.27%) F5
4 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (59.09%) CCIE
6 12 (54.55%) OSPF
7 11 (50.00%) Retail
7 11 (50.00%) IPsec
7 11 (50.00%) VPN
8 9 (40.91%) WAN
8 9 (40.91%) HSRP
9 8 (36.36%) VoIP
9 8 (36.36%) Juniper
9 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
9 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
9 8 (36.36%) Firewall
10 7 (31.82%) VLAN
10 7 (31.82%) CCNP
10 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
10 7 (31.82%) Ethernet
11 6 (27.27%) WLAN
11 6 (27.27%) UNIX
11 6 (27.27%) Middleware
11 6 (27.27%) French Language
11 6 (27.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (27.27%) Network Security
12 5 (22.73%) ITIL
12 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (18.18%) IPX
13 4 (18.18%) PPP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) BGP
2 12 (54.55%) OSPF
3 11 (50.00%) IPsec
3 11 (50.00%) VPN
4 9 (40.91%) WAN
4 9 (40.91%) HSRP
5 8 (36.36%) VoIP
5 8 (36.36%) Firewall
6 7 (31.82%) VLAN
6 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (31.82%) Ethernet
7 6 (27.27%) WLAN
7 6 (27.27%) Network Security
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (18.18%) IPX
9 4 (18.18%) PPP
9 4 (18.18%) ATM
9 4 (18.18%) ISDN
9 4 (18.18%) LAN
9 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
General
1 11 (50.00%) Retail
2 6 (27.27%) French Language
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 11 (50.00%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Designer
2 8 (36.36%) Network Designer
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Service Management
3 3 (13.64%) Network Planning
3 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Budget Control
3 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) People Management
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (59.09%) CCIE
3 7 (31.82%) CCNP
4 3 (13.64%) CCDP
4 3 (13.64%) CCDE
5 1 (4.55%) CCSE
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (77.27%) F5
3 8 (36.36%) Juniper
3 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint